104 articles tagged "Strawberry".

Fruit crops are growing quickly. Spring must finally be here. In Lafayette, apples are mostly at petal fall with a few still at full bloom. Grapes have 1 to 4 inch shoots. Pawpaws are blooming. Bramble blossoms are visible in black raspberries but not in red raspberries and blackberries at this time. Strawberries are in bloom. Among the Ribes group, black currants are at petal fall, white and red currants and gooseberries are still blooming. There’s obvious winter injury in blackberries and several grape varieties. Aronia is in bloom and asparagus harvest continues. A few lucky souls are finding morels.  


May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ Nearly 2,000 entries from around the globe will be evaluated by our distinguished judges at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized. June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ 20th Celebration of Indiana Wines. 11:00am VIP entrance, 12(noon)-6pm regular admission entrance.Vintage Indiana Wine Fest is the BIGGEST annual celebration of delicious wines produced only in Indiana! We’re dedicated to celebrating not just the wine, but the spirit of Indiana winemakers; the only winemakers in the world capable of blending Hoosier hospitality into every bottle. This year’s festival features nearly 30 Indiana[Read More…]


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The season is underway in the Lafayette area thanks to the warmer than normal conditions of the past week. Apples are at pink to early bloom, early grapes are at bud break and late ones are at full swell, currant, gooseberry and honey berry are in bloom, strawberry flower buds are visible in the crowns, and raspberry and blackberry both have well developed shoots. Paw paws are in pre-bloom.


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ June 27, 2019 Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day Southwest Purdue Ag Center Contact Dennis Nowaskie nowaskie@purdue.edu July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020[Read More…]


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FieldWatch is an easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tool intended to enhance communications that promotes awareness and stewardship activities between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators. Originally developed at Purdue University, FieldWatch is now a non-profit company with support from producers, applicators, agricultural chemical companies and other organizations. The program allows specialty crop producers and beekeepers to enter their locations on a secure on-line map. The map is viewed by pesticide applicators so they know what crops are in the area they intend to treat. For the past couple of years, applicators planning to apply the new dicamba products (XtendiMax, FeXapan, Engenia) have been required to check Fieldwatch. All you need to do to sign up is visit http://www.fieldwatch.com/ and follow the easy tutorials under the resources tab. Once you have an account, you should be asked to update your FieldWatch information each year. If you[Read More…]


Dual Magnum® has had a special local needs (24C) label in Indiana that was amended to include additional small fruit and vegetable crops. The new 24C label is available on the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System web site: http://npirspublic.ceris.purdue.edu/state/state_menu.aspx?state=IN. To find it, type “SLN IN” and “130003” in the first two boxes for “EPA Registration Number” and click the search button. The product report will show  “DUAL MAGNUM – TRANSPLANTED BELL PEPPERS.” Click on the ALLSTAR symbol. On the page that opens, click on the Company Label ID number “IN0816048DA0319.” This will open a pdf of the label. This 24(c) label allows use of Dual Magnum for brambles, blueberries, strawberries, currants, gooseberries, and elderberries. If you decide to use the product, carefully read and follow the label instructions.


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020 Purdue Master Gardener State Conference Hosted by Hamilton and Howard Counties Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN https://hcmga.org/2020-state-conference/[Read More…]


This past week has been warm enough that we’re seeing activity in the Lafayette area. Southern areas are further along. See the note from Englebrecht’s Orchard in the Evansville area. We appreciate their help with crop condition reports and welcome others to submit their observations as well. In the Lafayette area brambles are pushing rapidly. Some are past 3/4 inch green and leaves are starting to show. Early grapes are just starting bud swell. Apples are mostly at half inch green. Paw paw flowers are swollen but have not started to open yet. Strawberry leaves continue to grow but flower buds are not yet visible in the crowns. There is still a risk of frost across the central and northern part of the state. Best wishes for a frost-free spring.  


Figure 1. Established bare-root strawberry plants after being planted on March 22

In the matted-row system in strawberry production, spring is the time to plant new strawberry patches. Bare-root plants are used in the system. Although you may hear strawberry plugs (actively growing strawberry transplants) are also used as plant materials, plugs are typically not available in the spring. Similar to other bare-root plants, adequate soil moisture is critical for successful plant establishment. Maximum plant growth happens when temperatures are between 59°F to 79°F. Because of the importance of soil moisture and ideal temperature ranges, plant establishment is more difficult if delaying bare-root strawberry planting into the summer. There is a growing interest of planting day-neutral cultivars for extended season harvest. Day-neutral cultivars are different from June-bearing cultivars, which are typically used in the matted-row system. June-bearing cultivars require short days to initiate flowers, and thus harvest happens in the second year. Day-neutral cultivars develop flowers regardless of day length as long[Read More…]


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The proper time to remove straw from matted row strawberries is when the bare-soil temperature at 4 inches averages about 40-43˚F. This usually coincides with mid to late March in central Indiana. This year is later than average. Plants begin pushing new leaves as the soil temperatures rise steadily so the straw should be raked off the tops of the beds and into the row middles before leaves emerge. Leaving some straw on top of the beds for plants to grow up through provides a clean surface for fruit. Straw should be removed from beds before the plants grow enough to cause yellowing of foliage. Allowing the leaves to become etiolated (yellowed with long petioles) due to late straw removal can reduce yields by as much as 25%. However, uncovering the plants early may promote early growth and increase chances of frost or freeze injury. The difference between early removal[Read More…]